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How to Make a Mini Christmas Tree Skirt

🎄✨ Embrace the festive spirit and add a touch of warmth to your holiday décor with our charming quilted mini Christmas tree skirt sewing pattern!

striped mini tree skirt on white marble table with white feather tree

Today, I’m excited to be sharing an update for a free Christmas tree skirt pattern project that I shared here years ago! The mini tree skirt pattern has been tweaked and edited, and I’ve added a downloadable PDF with both the tree skirt pattern piece and the hand embroidery pattern. Some of you might remember this project when it was shared YEARS ago on the Moda Bake Shop!

Do you have a cute little tabletop Christmas tree? Are you in the mood to do a bit of Christmas sewing? Why not make a quick and easy tree skirt to add to your Christmas decorations? If you’re feeling super productive, you can even make a table runner to match!

Free sewing pattern for a quilted Christmas Table runner

About the Quilt Piecing Method Used

This Christmas tree skirt tutorial features a strip-piecing method to create a block that is normally referred to as a “spiderweb block. “

striped mini tree skirt on white marble table

The spiderweb quilt block is a traditional quilting pattern that creates a design resembling a spiderweb. This block typically features a central square or octagon (although ours has 9 triangles instead of 8) and radiating strips of fabric that form “spokes” around the center. As the strips are added, they create the illusion of a spiderweb extending from the center of the block. The block can be made in various sizes, and the number of spokes can vary depending on the design preferences of the quilter.

striped mini tree skirt on white marble table with ornaments

The tree skirt also features a bit of hand embroidery. Add the phrase “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Let your heart be light” with a simple backstitch before your tree skirt is quilted.

My tree skirt is sewn using blue and white fabrics, but it would be equally cute with reds and greens!

How to Get the Pattern Piece

Fill out the form below and we will email you the pattern piece and hand embroidery pattern. You will still need to refer to the directions in this blog post to complete your project.

Supplies for the Mini Quilted Tree Skirt

  • You will need 11 prints of fabric in 5 sets of two colors. For example, two prints of red fabric, two prints of blue fabric, etc… The “odd” fabric is white. My original tree skirt was made from a Pre Cut Bundle of 1 1/2″ Wide Strips (my fabric is Figgy Pudding by Moda). 1 1/2″ pre-cut strip rolls are not very common, so I recommend using fabric instead.
  • 1 yd white fabric for the backing
  • 1/4″ yd. or 1 fat quarter,  blue fabric for the binding on the tree skirt
  • Embroidery floss
  • Ribbon
  • Batting (I used quilters dream cotton)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Quilt Ruler

Mini Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

striped mini tree skirt on white marble table with white feather tree

Mini Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

Melissa Mortenson
Embrace the festive spirit and add a touch of warmth to your holiday décor with our charming quilted mini Christmas tree skirt sewing pattern!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 2 hours 3 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 33 minutes


  • 11 pieces fabric 1 1/2" wide x WOF in sets of two prints of the same color. For example, 2 red prints, two blue prints, etc. The odd print should be white.
  • 1 yd white fabric for the backing
  • ¼ yard Binding or one fat quarter
  • 1 skein Embroidery floss
  • 2 yards Ribbon
  • 1 large piece Batting I used quilters dream cotton
  • 1 Pattern Piece & Embroidery Pattern fill out the form on this page and we will email you the pattern pieces.


  • Assemble the Pattern Pieces:
    Print off the pattern pieces. Ensure your printer is set to "Actual size" not "Fit". Cut out along the outside rectangle and then tape the two pieces together. You should now have a piece that is 9" wide by 12" tall.
    black and white assembly diagram

How to Make the Tree Skirt:

  • If you have not already, cut 11 strips of 1 ½″ wide fabric.
    You need to arrange them in a color pattern that starts in the center and mirrors out to the edges.
    Make sure you match the colors in rows 1 & 11, 2 & 10, 3 & 9, 4 & 8, 5 & 7 and row 6 will be your center row.
  • Note: You need them to match because you are going to cut them into triangles and flip the template after each cut. (if you are confused now, don’t worry just keep reading it will make sense with the photos).
  • Sew all rows together with ¼″ seam. Press all seams to one side.
    strips of sewn fabric cut on white cutting table

Cut Out Triangles from the Sewn Strips:

  • Using your ruler & rotary tool, cut out the triangle, making sure that it is all the way over to the edge, you will need every centimeter of fabric, so double-check it.
    strips of sewn fabric cut on white cutting table
  • Next, flip the template 180 degrees. Line up the edge of the template with the cut edge of the fabric strip.
    strips of sewn fabric cut on white cutting table
  • Cut out your next piece.
    strips of sewn fabric cut on white cutting table
  • Flip template again and repeat, until you get 9 triangles.
  • (note your last triangle you may be a little short, don’t worry still cut it, that will be the edge piece of your tree skirt).
  • Arrange your cut pieces into a circle, alternating patterns. (you will have 2 next to each other that are the same pattern, use this as the “seam” or opening of your tree skirt).
    strips of sewn fabric cut on white cutting table

Sew the Triangles Together

  • Sew pieces together with ¼″ seam. Stop sewing about 1" from the tip of the triangle. Leave one seam open, this will be the opening of your tree skirt.
    strips of sewn fabric cut on white cutting table
  • Cut out the center of the skirt, leaving 1″ of the red strip still showing. (if your tabletop tree has a wider trunk, cut a larger hole).

Add Hand Embroidery Details

  • If you wish to hand embroider a phrase on your tree skirt do it now. Print off your words, then using a lightbox and a water-soluble pen, trace the letters onto the tree skirt.
    strips of sewn fabric cut on white cutting table
  • Hand embroider the words you traced, using a simple backstitch.


  • When finished with the embroidery, layer with batting and backing and quilt as desired. I just did a stitch in the ditch.
  • Cut 6 pieces of ribbon about 10″ long. Pin to the opening of the tree skirt. Sew in place before you bind it.
  • Sew on binding, making sure not to catch the ribbon in binding.


Refer to these articles if you need extra assistance with the construction steps.
How to Machine Quilt with a Home Sewing Machine
How to Bind a Quilt
Guide to Straight Line Quilting Designs
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  1. AHHHHH! These are absolutely adorable. I did not need any more crafting projects, but these are going on the list. Great job!

  2. Love your tree skirt, we have a small tree in work, will have to make this. The table runner is beautiful. Thanks

  3. Wow! I love the table runner, and the mini tree skirt is wonderful! How cute! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. darling!!! do you mind saying where you found that little tree? OH MY it is cute and so is your tree skirt and table runner, love them!

  5. this is an awesome project that i want to try. since i want to try the table runner i was wondering where you bought the honey bun roll, white jelly roll, embroidery floss, and heat n bond lite? also, is there any special equipment you need? i have a sewing machine but thats it. thanks so much!

  6. That is the cutest ever. Nice work. I think I’ll try it but not use an embroidery machine. I’m hunting for nice applique letters right now. This is sweet!!

  7. Wow! Speechless (not that I expected anything less…)! You are truly an artist.

    I love each piece. The table runner is beautiful. All the words and holly, oh my goodness. I can’t believe you just came up with it. I can’t even imagine trying to sew it.

    I am SO impressed.

    And the tree skirt is darling. I love anything that has a ‘tiny’ version. So darling.

    Makes me want to get out my Christmas stuff right now. And that’s saying a lot since it’s been so warm here! Hard to believe it’s almost Thanksgiving.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. So, I looked up Kindle on amazon.com and watched thier 6 min. infomercial. Very cool. I didn’t think I would like it since I hate reading things on the computer, but it’s very easy to use and would be handy to take on trips because you can take all your books with you and get more downloads if you need. Thanks for the info.

    Wishing I had a trip to the ‘Ville planned so I could see you and Traci. Might have to get thinking of a reason!

    I can’t believe Wicked was almost a YEAR ago!

  8. I love the skirt!!! It’s soooo cute! So do you think it’s do able in a larger skirt? Like for a normal tree? So cute thanks for the ideas!

  9. I love this table runner! I have been looking for one to make! I probably won’t get to it this year, just cause I feel like I am running out of time, but it’s so cute! 🙂

  10. I really like the tree skirt. Did I miss this, or how big does it turn out to be? I have a table top tree that fits on a 24″ square table, and this looks just perfect.

  11. Such a great tutorial! Love the Figgy Pudding range you used. Definitely one of my favorites! Where do I find the letters for the appliqué?
    Thank you for sharing this with us and all the other loveliness!

  12. Your Thanksgiving calendar is wonderful too!!! I think I will make it for my daughter when we go to the States and she has to stay home. Then she can open up a little present for all the days we are gone. Wonderful tutorial and idea (^.^)

  13. Hi! Just saw this over at the Moda bakeshop and wanted to come tell you how much I love it! Very beautiful! Like your blog too. So many pretty things! (I was kind of excited to see that you are LDS cause I am a member of the church from Australia.) Hope your week is great!

  14. Could you please share the name of the font you used in the table runner project? I’m planning on making placemats based on your runner, and I LOVE the font you used! :o)

  15. Great projects! Love them both and I need a good small tree skirt idea for an immediate need. THanks so much! Wondering what the finished size is on this tree skirt. THAnks

  16. Melissa,
    I loved the tutorial on the Figgy Pudding Honey Bun Stripey Tiny Tree Skirt. I’d love to make one to fit a large tree. Can you help with the dimensions. I know it needs to have more stripes but I’m unsure whether to keep the triangles still at 9″ x 12″ and how many to cut. Hope you can help me. Thank you so much.

  17. Oh my gosh I just found your Blog!! How adorable is that table runner!!! I just love it, Love your Blog, Great Work! Hugs, Mary

  18. I absolutely love the table runner! I am not a quilter but do so want to make one of those. I am unable to find the tutorial. Any suggestions! Thanks so much

  19. I know this is from forever ago, but i had to tell you, i made this 3x larger (72″ diameter) and it was so beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial! I also made the table runner! I just loved it! Thank you!

  20. I’m attempting the tree skirt. So Cute. But I’ve run into a problem, I’m not a quilter, with my 11strips sewn together it is only 11″ not 12″. I did the 1/4″seam. What is wrong? If you can help me I’d appreciate it.

  21. I love that the colors coordinate so well with the tree skirt! Would it be possible to make this larger? Full size about 60″…. I’m thinking 2 jelly rolls plus the extra coordinating white! Any thoughts on this would be appreciated! I bet there will be alot of waste fabric. 🙁

  22. I LOVE this tree skirt! (and table runner, too). Is there a print friendly spot that I’m missing? Would love to print this off .. probably for next year. Also, I would love to make this for my large tree skirt but am I good at figuring out how to make it larger. Would appreciate a little help with this. Thanks!

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